The Management of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, has closed down all hostels of the college.
The statement was released by Mr Ademola Adekoya, Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Lagos State University (LASU).
He said that the move became necessary after three students tested positive for COVID-19.
Acccording to him, roommates and associates of the three students have been isolated and would also be tested.
The statement reads: “All students of the college have been advised to proceed home to self-isolate for the next fourteen days from where their health status will be monitored by the college through phone calls.
“The hostel facilities have been closed immediately for decontamination and contact tracing have commenced.”
LASU also advised students who show COVID-19 symptoms at home to contact the official phone lines for assistance.
“The college is also providing psychological support for the three students who tested positive and their roommates.
“Parents, guardians and the general public are assured that the safety of all staff and students is a top priority,” the statement added.